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St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5015
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Ranked #6 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites
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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The church is small but very pretty and has been active since Richmond was young. Edgar Allan Poe's mother is buried there. The Virginia House of Burgesses met there after the Colonial Governor disbanded them. The best reason to visit is for the re-enactment of Patrick Henry's address to the Burgesses: his "Liberty or Death" speech. Be sure there is... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

site of Patrick henry's give me liberty speech. building has some nice stained glass window's, is in a pleasant suburban neighborhood. the highlight was the interpretive tour guide who new her stuff and made it come alive. in, tour, and go only took 30 min.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death oration." Not only can you stand in the spot where history was made, you can see reenactments of the event.

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Jamestown, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had a great time on our little tour of the church. Our tour guide was a lovely woman and she did a wonderful job of explaining everything. I only wish I could be there when they do reenactments of Patrick Henry's famous speech! Definitely do this if you're in Richmond and love history.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

History is all around you in Richmond and this is one of Richmond's high points. Church yard is worthy of your time, as well.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great place to "live" a little history. Well preserved. It is moving to stand in a church where such a important speech was given. History buffs will enjoy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

To walk where our forefathers have walked is priceless. Besides Sundays in the summer for the reenactment of Patrick Henry's "give me liberty" speach, we've also attended a nighttime tour of the cemetary. Even your kids will love the history during the reenactment which is so real you forget it's not 1776! And you are sitting in the exact seats... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went to this church on the Sunday before Veterans Day and watched the "Give Me Liberty or Give me death" speech and reenactment. Awesome! We sat in the front row of the balcony and was glued to what George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry were debating.....sooooo real and it's exactly where it actually took place! Don't miss this!!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The tour guides are excellent at this church. They bring the history alive in costume and by their excellent recitation of Patrick Henry's speech. Go - take the tour - and love this piece of history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It is not often you get to see dates in the 1600's in US Cemeteries so here is your chance. The walk through history is great within itself but the tour added so much more. The church at 1st appearance should strike you as large for the construction time and the tour took us through all of the expansions to... More

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